History ObfuscatingStupidity / AnimeAndManga

22nd Jan '18 11:16:05 AM Gamermaster
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* Isis of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force]]'', who initially looked like an ordinary clothes merchant who naively decided to help Tohma and Lily on a whim without fully realizing the level of danger she's putting herself in. [[spoiler:Then we learn that it's just a facade she's using to hide her real identity from [[TheFederation the TSAB]]. While there have yet to be a full reveal on just what she really is, we do know that she is a very powerful and skilled individual, to the point that the Huckebein deemed her as the biggest threat in Tohma's entourage]].

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* Isis of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force]]'', ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', who initially looked like an ordinary clothes merchant who naively decided to help Tohma and Lily on a whim without fully realizing the level of danger she's putting herself in. [[spoiler:Then we learn that it's just a facade she's using to hide her real identity from [[TheFederation the TSAB]]. While there have yet to be a full reveal on just what she really is, we do know that she is a very powerful and skilled individual, to the point that the Huckebein deemed her as the biggest threat in Tohma's entourage]].
14th Jan '18 11:30:39 AM dutchguy1986
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* While not as intelligent as MagnificentBastard Light or GuileHero L, Misa Amane of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is smarter than your average blonde [[TheDitz ditz]]. Although her impulsiveness almost gives her away and irritates Light, she did take reasonable precautions in an attempt to not leave evidence and is even arranges the meeting between her and Light right in front of L's nose. She even realizes that Light doesn't love her and that he is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness using her and will possibly kill her]], ''[[PsychoSupporter she just doesn't care]]''; unlike the calm and collected Kiyomi Takada.

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* While not as intelligent as MagnificentBastard Light or GuileHero L, Misa Amane of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is smarter than your average blonde [[TheDitz ditz]]. Although her impulsiveness almost gives her away and irritates Light, she did take reasonable precautions in an attempt to not leave evidence and is even arranges the meeting between her and Light right in front of L's nose. She even realizes that Light doesn't love her and that he is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness using her and will possibly kill her]], ''[[PsychoSupporter she just doesn't care]]''; unlike the calm and collected Kiyomi Takada.
8th Dec '17 12:33:24 PM Geoduck
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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', "Judy", the bimbo female co-host of the "[[ShowWithinAShow Big Shot]]" TV show, [[BigWHAT reveals]] in the finale (of both programs) that she's been an example of this all along, when she learns on-air that her show has been cancelled.
9th Sep '17 6:37:39 AM EDP
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** In the manga she is genuinely TheDitz, but exaggerates this big time to be underestimated (and for fun) and is by far the most battle competent of the Sailor Senshi. The only ones who actually know are Rei (figured it by the final arc, probably after wondering how the hell Minako was able to use her exact exorcism technique in the Exam Battle specials), the Three Lights (who actually call her out on this. Minako immediately dropped the act and threatened to kill them if they didn't drop theirs), and Artemis (who lives with her).

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** In the manga she is genuinely TheDitz, but exaggerates this big time to be underestimated (and for fun) and is by far the most battle competent of the Sailor Senshi. The only ones who actually know are Rei (figured it by the final arc, probably after wondering how the hell Minako was able to use her exact exorcism technique in the Exam Battle specials), the Three Lights (who actually call her out on this. Minako immediately dropped the act and threatened to kill them if they didn't drop theirs), and Artemis (who ([[HeterosexualLifePartners who lives with her).her]] and is too familiar with her personality to be fooled-and was there when she started putting on the act).
19th Aug '17 3:57:58 PM AbsoulHero
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* ''Manga/D.Gray-man'' has the rather tragic example of [[spoiler:Lavi]]. Despite several hints, neither the viewers nor the other characters know that [[spoiler: he is actually a teen genius with eidetic memory until the Noah's ark arc. He acts as a happy go lucky teenager to easily befriend people during his mission as a bookman. Even though he started BecomingTheMask ]] what is particulary tragic is that his friends still don't know that and think of him as a nice fun but unintelligent friend.

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* ''Manga/D.Gray-man'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has the rather tragic example of [[spoiler:Lavi]]. Despite several hints, neither the viewers nor the other characters know that [[spoiler: he is actually a teen genius with eidetic memory until the Noah's ark arc. He acts as a happy go lucky teenager to easily befriend people during his mission as a bookman. Even though he started BecomingTheMask ]] what is particulary tragic is that his friends still don't know that and think of him as a nice fun but unintelligent friend.
29th May '17 12:20:54 PM Skylentt
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* ''Manga/D.Gray-man'' has the rather tragic example of [[spoiler:Lavi]]. Despite several hints, neither the viewers nor the other characters know that [[spoiler: he is actually a teen genius with eidetic memory until the Noah's ark arc. He acts as a happy go lucky teenager to easily befriend people during his mission as a bookman. Even though he started BecomingTheMask ]] what is particulary tragic is that his friends still don't know that and think of him as a nice fun but unintelligent friend.
18th May '17 10:40:40 PM eschlowx
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* In the ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' light novels (not so much in the anime), there is some implication that [[CluelessChickMagnet Ichika]] is not quite as dense as he seems regarding the affections of the girls in his harem. Given that they're all [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Girls]] with violent tendencies and access to PoweredArmor, he's probably safer not noticing their feelings than acknowledging them and making a choice.
6th Apr '17 10:01:11 AM Willbyr
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* Hellbat in ''TransformersVictory'' acts like a devoted and none-too-bright servant, but is in reality is waiting for just the right moment to overthrow Leozack and Deathsaurus. Since Leozack also wants to overthrows Deathsaurus...

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* Hellbat in ''TransformersVictory'' ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' acts like a devoted and none-too-bright servant, but is in reality is waiting for just the right moment to overthrow Leozack and Deathsaurus. Since Leozack also wants to overthrows Deathsaurus...
12th Mar '17 8:06:59 AM secretfan14
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* One early look at ''Anime/MaiHime'''s Midori Sugiura would likely lead one to think: "[[{{Dojikko}} Clumsy waitress]]...[[OneOfTheKids ditzy teacher]]...I could probably take her in a fight". However, once she [[JumpedAtTheCall gets into her Element]], she can (and will) kick ass with flair, occasionally exhibiting leadership qualities that would make Storm proud.

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* One early look at ''Anime/MaiHime'''s Midori Sugiura would likely lead one to think: "[[{{Dojikko}} "[[CuteClumsyGirl Clumsy waitress]]...[[OneOfTheKids ditzy teacher]]...I could probably take her in a fight". However, once she [[JumpedAtTheCall gets into her Element]], she can (and will) kick ass with flair, occasionally exhibiting leadership qualities that would make Storm proud.
19th Jan '17 1:19:19 PM Willbyr
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* ''PokemonSpecial'''s Mr. Berlitz commissioned Ignor and Phool to watch over Platinum, who mistook Diamond and Pearl for her bodyguards (I&P were supposed to be the bodyguards in the first place). Given their antics in the time you see them, coupled with their names being variants of the word "idiot", you'd think Mr. Berlitz was an idiot himself for entrusting his daughter to these two. Per this trope, looks belie talent, and the two are very capable battlers with their Burmy and Buizel, as Saturn had the misfortune of discovering at the Lost Tower. They initially appear to have their asses handed to them by Saturn (who isn't even actually there, using a device to watch the scene and command his Pokemon) when Burmy gets its coat knocked off and Buizel appears to be abandoned, but it was all part of the plan as Buizel used its tail to create a whirlwind of Burmy's leaves to block Saturn's camera. Effectively blind, Saturn can no longer command his Pokemon which then get taken out in one hit.

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* ''PokemonSpecial'''s ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'''s Mr. Berlitz commissioned Ignor and Phool to watch over Platinum, who mistook Diamond and Pearl for her bodyguards (I&P were supposed to be the bodyguards in the first place). Given their antics in the time you see them, coupled with their names being variants of the word "idiot", you'd think Mr. Berlitz was an idiot himself for entrusting his daughter to these two. Per this trope, looks belie talent, and the two are very capable battlers with their Burmy and Buizel, as Saturn had the misfortune of discovering at the Lost Tower. They initially appear to have their asses handed to them by Saturn (who isn't even actually there, using a device to watch the scene and command his Pokemon) when Burmy gets its coat knocked off and Buizel appears to be abandoned, but it was all part of the plan as Buizel used its tail to create a whirlwind of Burmy's leaves to block Saturn's camera. Effectively blind, Saturn can no longer command his Pokemon which then get taken out in one hit.
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